Victoria's city manager is paid too much
March 1, 2014 at 6 p.m.
Updated Feb. 28, 2014 at 9:01 p.m.
Editor, the Advocate:
Reading the recent article concerning the city manager and city attorney and their two-year contracts, I get the feeling we, the taxpayers, have been handed a very bad deal.
Victorians, Charmelle Garrett now has a salary of $178,184 through Feb. 28, 2016, with a deferred compensation of $75,000. Please explain to Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer of Victoria, Ms. Garrett, what your job entails that requires that kind of taxpayer dollars.
According to Ms. Garrett, in her own words, "that city managers can find themselves without a job due to a change in politics, and this was protection for her job, quite frankly." Really!
Charmelle, did you wake up one day and come to this realization? This was a fact the day you stepped into this position.
I firmly believe, and have stated so, that Ms. Garrett is not now or has been an asset to the city of Victoria.
Her statement proves my point. Victorians, compare her salary to that of the city attorney, who now earns $139,241 through Feb. 28, 2016.
S.G. Stewart, Victoria